Lisa Soederberg M. Miller, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Human Ecology
  • UC Davis
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Human Ecology and the Director of the Adult Development Lab. Her research focuses on understanding the cognitive and motivational processes underlying health behaviors and the role of technology in supporting healthy lifestyles, particularly in later life.

Debbie Niemeier, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Institute of Transportation and Studies
Deb Niemeier's research focuses on developing highly accurate, accessible processes and emissions modeling and urban models that can be used in the public and private sector.

Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • UC Davis School of Medicine
  • UC Davis
Dr. Sweeney is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine. Her research focuses on basic and translational breast cancer research and she is also an experienced and award-winning medical educator.


Sophie Barbu, B.A.

  • Assistant Director
  • UC Davis ADVANCE Program
  • UC Davis
Sophie Barbu is the Assistant Director of the UC Davis ADVANCE Program. Ms. Barbu was selected for the competitive University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development award. She also serves as a member of the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) which is an advisory body to the Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.

Erin Griffin

  • Lead, Evaluation and Analytics
  • Office of Medical Education
  • UC Davis School of Medicine
  • UC Davis
Erin specializes in quantitative analysis and evaluation of health outcomes studies and academic performance in higher education.